Valencia College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (7)
Valencia college was an amazing experience. I have a diverse schedule with work and having a son, so the professors worked with me so i can obtain the best grade to my ability. The program, the staff, the help in any subjects were outstanding. The direct connect to UCF made the transaction process easy and manageable with a difficult schedule. I cannot wait to continue my education and i would recommend Valencia to any person that has real life and still wants to pursue an education.
Good school. I would recommend Valencia to anyone who is seeking a degree in the Orlando area. The East campus is clean and the faculty are really nice. My earning potential has been greatly increased and I feel that my career has taken off as a result of attending Valencia.
Cheaper compared to universities. Search ratemyprofessor.com to make sure you get a good professor that matches your learning style. Overall, I enjoy going to Valencia. The layout of the school is great. The staff is there to really help. The people at the answer center are very helpful.
Other programs are much less rigorous but the architecture program has several instructors that have worked to make the architecture program one of the best around. It's the only Associate's program that I know that is as rigorous and time-consuming. It's worth it in the end. You will have learned a lot and will be fully prepared for the next step in your architecture program.
Adult students should avoid this school. Nearly all classes are split into two sessions per week, where they used to be one session per week. You will have to put up with your classmates texting right in front of the professor, instead of working. If you take an online class, the professor will not help you if a classmate attacks you over something you post. Also, all students are forced to take the new student experience class. You cannot test out of it or get credit for life experience. It's a bs "self-discovery" class. Most of the A.S. degree classes are online only. Online learning is not a good fit for everyone! This school is terrible.
Valencia has gone through quite a few changes in the past 5-7 years. When I first started out I was a dual enrollment high school senior. I was going for an AA in healthcare management, about halfway into my degree they changed all of the AA degrees to general studies degrees. I ended up graduating with quite a few extra credits. With all that said, I had some amazing professors and all of the extra credits I ended up with really helped me in my career working for a major local hospital. For me community college was a great starting place versus a major university where you can sometimes get lost in translation.
It is a great program that is ABA approved. You will graduate fully prepared for a lucrative career in the legal field. The teachers are all very knowledgable and helpful. The smaller class sizes makes for a more intimate and personal learning experience.